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1987 Atlanta Braves (MLB)

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W-L Record: 69-92 .429
Rank: 5th in National League West
Run Differential: 747-829 -82
Roster Continuity 71.86% 15/26
Manager(s): Chuck Tanner
General Manager: Bobby Cox
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Ballpark: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 1,217,402 22/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Derek Lilliquist (#6) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Russ Nixon
Assistant Coach: Tony Bartirome
Bullpen Coach: Rich Morales
First Base Coach: Willie Stargell
Hitting Coach: Bob Skinner
Pitching Coach: Bruce Dalcanton
Third Base Coach: Alex Monchak

#1 Draft Picks

Dale Murphy (#5), Gary Roenicke (#8), Ted Simmons (#10), Terry Bell (#17), Jim Acker (#21), Pete Smith (#21), Jim Acker (#21), Dion James (#25)
National League West Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1987 Atlanta Braves season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    38Jim AckerP6-2212R-R281983ATL: 1980-1-21MLB--
    33Doyle AlexanderP6-3200R-R361971LAN: 1968-9-185MLB--
    30Paul AssenmacherP6-3210L-L261986UDFAMLB--
    11Terry BellC6-0195R-R241986SEA: 1983-1-17MLB--
    20Bruce BenedictC6-2195R-R311978ATL: 1976-5-99MLB--
    32Jeff BlauserSS6-1190R-R211987SLN: 1984-1-8MLB--
    37Joe BoeverP6-1200R-R261985Not draftedMLB--
    36Chuck CaryP6-4210L-L271985DET: 1981-7-172MLB--
    48Marty ClaryP6-4190R-R251987ATL: 1983-3-74MLB--
    43Kevin CoffmanP6-2175R-R221987ATL: 1983-11-282MLB--
    18Trench DavisOF6-3171L-L261985UDFAMLB--
    49Jeff DedmonP6-2200L-R271983SFN: 1980-1-8MLB--
    5Ron GantLF-CF6-0196R-R221987ATL: 1983-4-100MLB--
    26Gene GarberP5-10175R-R391969PIT: 1965-20-382MLB--
    47Tom GlavineP6-0185L-L211987ATL: 1984-2-47MLB--
    22Ken GriffeyOF6-0210L-L371973CIN: 1969-29-682MLB--
    1Albert HallCF-OF5-11155B-R281981ATL: 1977-6-134MLB--
    17Glenn Hubbard2B5-7170R-R291978ATL: 1975-20-473MLB--
    10Dion JamesLF-CF6-1170L-L241983MIL: 1980-1-25MLB--
    42Rick MahlerP6-1202R-R331979Not draftedMLB--
    25Larry McWilliamsP6-5180L-L331978ATL: 1974-1-6MLB--
    6Darryl MotleyOF5-9196R-R271981KCA: 1978-2-51MLB--
    3Dale MurphyOF6-5215R-R311976ATL: 1974-1-5MLB--
    19Graig Nettles3B6-0185L-R421967MIN: 1965-4-74MLB--
    35Phil NiekroP6-1180R-R481964Not draftedMLB--
    37Randy O'NealP6-2195R-R261984DET: 1981-1-15MLB--
    24Ken Oberkfell3B-2B6-0210L-R311977Not draftedMLB--
    31Ed OlwineP6-2165L-L291986CHA: 1976-21-488MLB--
    46David PalmerP6-1205R-R291978MON: 1976-21-489MLB--
    28Gerald Perry1B6-0190L-R261983ATL: 1978-11-261MLB--
    45Charlie PuleoP6-3200R-R321981DET: 1973-13-307MLB--
    16Rafael RamirezSS5-11190R-R291980UDFAMLB--
    15Gary RoenickeOF6-3205R-R321976MON: 1973-1-8MLB--
    12Paul Runge3B-2B6-0175R-R291981ATL: 1979-9-212MLB--
    23Ted SimmonsC-1B6-0200B-R371968SLN: 1967-1-10MLB--
    25Pete SmithP6-2200R-R211987PHI: 1984-1-21MLB--
    34Zane SmithP6-2195L-L261984ATL: 1982-3-63MLB--
    14Andres ThomasSS6-1185R-R231985Not draftedMLB--
    9Ozzie VirgilC6-0175R-R301980PHI: 1976-6-137MLB--
    29Steve ZiemP6-2210R-R251987ATL: 1983-8-204MLB--

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